Can you guess what landed in my mailbox last night? That’s right, the second round of edits. My stomach did this little skip-jump. Was it excitement or apprehension? I think a mixture of both. I read the email from the editor who told me she loved the first round of edits that I did and hopes that this will only improve it further. Great! She’s so helpful. There were a few more points to look at within the email, suggestions if you will and then, onto the main manuscript. One hundred and twenty nine pages of novel. Doesn’t sound like a lot but the prospect of going through it is really quite daunting. I’m dying to get stuck in right now but at the same time, I think I want to wait until I have a substantial amount of free time and really start to rattle through it, you know?
So I’m waiting for my days off which happen to fall Thursday and Friday this week. Not long to wait really and I do have a few things planned on Thursday but they shouldn’t take all day and then I plan to make myself a pot of coffee, gather up my supplies around me and get stuck in.
Until then I plan to live a life of normalcy, work, and possibly cram in as much reading as I can. I’m reading a couple of books at the minute, Sphere by Michael Crichton and Gena Showalter’s The Darkest Night so I have a few things to keep me going.
Oh and during the editing process, I will require lots of chocolate!
Wish me luck!